Selected recent acquisitions

Lucy Griggs
Boy with Minnie balloon 2011
from the series The Republic of Bees 
watercolour on Soviet school book
Collection of The University of Queensland, purchased 2012.
Reproduced courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

10 August – 15 December 2013

NEW 2013 features a selection of artworks acquired for The University of Queensland Art Collection during 2012–2013. The exhibition highlights the University’s active acquisition program, which continues a tradition of acquiring innovative artworks that respond to the contemporary moment. Also featured are works from earlier periods, which enter the Collection primarily through donations (including gifts under the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program) and bequests.

As a special highlight, we have devoted one gallery to celebrate donors to the Collection. Works in Gallery C will be rotated three times over the course of the exhibition, enabling a greater number of gifts and donors to be acknowledged. Six students, drawn from a variety of disciplines, worked with the curator to select works and establish the following thematic groupings:

Colours of Country (10 August – 22 September)
Dreamscapes (24 September – 3 November)
Assuming the Feminine (5 November – 15 December)

Curator: Michele Helmrich